Audi Q7 Model Review and Overview in Santa Monica

2018 Audi Q7 Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $49,900 MSRP
  • Available 3.0 TFSI® engine with 333 horsepower and 325 ft-lb torque
  • Standard 18" 5-arm design wheels with 255/60 all-season tires
  • Panoramic sunroof with tilt, slide and power sunshade features
  • Standard Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • MMI® Radio plus with ten speakers and single CD player with MP3 playback capability
  • Heated eight-way power front seats and four-way power lumbar adjustment for driver
  • Audi advanced key-keyless start, stop and entry with hands-free tailgate release, open/close

About the Audi Q7

Following the launch of the second generation last year, the 2018 Audi Q7 remains quicker, lighter, and more technologically advanced than its predecessor. The two engines available on the 2018 Q7 are the standard 2.0 liter turbocharged 252 horsepower TFSI® engine along with the 3.0 liter supercharged TFSI® engine with 333 horsepower. The design of the Q7 is quintessentially Audi, featuring the iconic Singleframe® grille, trapezoidal exhaust outlets, and full LED headlights. The Audi Q7 stands as a leader with an incredible 7,700 lb max tow rating with the available Towing Package found Q7 models equipped with the 3.0 TFSI® engine.

What the Critics Say

"This is a three-row luxury SUV with few faults. It's exceptionally comfortable, performs well for its size and has all the latest technology features. Whether you're running errands around town or taking the family on a multistate road trip, the Q7 would be hard to beat." -- Edmunds

"Spend an eight-hour day in the Q7, and the Audi won't shout its capabilities at you. But you'll get out, stretch your limbs, and feel like you could do another eight hours. It's effortless. Just like a luxury car should be." -- Autoblog

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What's New for 2018?

From the previous model year, the 2018 Q7 model lineup sees a few changes. Standard power for the Q7 is the 252-horsepower 2.0 liter TFSI® engine, while the larger 3.0 TFSI® supercharged engine remains available as an option on Premium and Premium Plus models. Prestige models are now equipped with the 3.0 TFSI® as standard. For 2018, Premium Plus Q7 models are equipped with the 3D Bose Surround Sound System. Additional changes include the Audi advanced key system being included as standard equipment.

Audi Q7 Features

2018 Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Engine

Performance

Two available engine choices offered on the 2018 Q7 ensures that drivers can have ideal power in any situation. The standard 2.0 liter TFSI® turbocharged engine delivers 252 horsepower and 273 lb ft of torque along with 4,400 lbs of towing capacity. Choose the available 3.0 liter TFSI® supercharged engine with 333 horsepower and 325 lb ft of torque to increase towing capacity up to a robust 7,700 lbs. Standard quattro® all-wheel drive gives the Q7 stability in all weather conditions while the eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission provides responsive gear changes. Available Audi adaptive air suspension gives you control of a variety of different suspension and damping options.

Driver-Centric Interior

Cutting-edge innovation and lavish creature comforts are expertly woven into every corner of the spacious interior of the 2018 Q7. A standard panoramic sunroof lets in fresh air and natural light, extending almost the entire length of the cabin. Powered third row seats effortlessly fold flat to reveal 71.6 cubic feet of max cargo capacity (second and third row seats folded) with the push of a button. Standard three-zone automatic climate control allows drivers and passengers to find their perfect temperature. Heated and available ventilated premium leather front seats feature eight-way power adjustability. An available Luxury Package adds massaging contoured front seats along with an Alcantara® headliner.

2018 Audi Q7 Interior
2018 Audi Q7 Argus Brown Metallic Titanium-Black Optics Package

Striking Design

Timeless beauty and progressive design are the hallmarks of the Audi Q7, creating a striking presence on both city streets and dusty back roads. Muscular wheel arches are a tribute to the storied heritage of Audi rally racing while the bold Singleframe® grille design exudes confidence. Horizontal styling lines paired with subtle quattro® engraving on the side blade emphasize the intelligent capability and versatility found in the Audi Q7. The optional Titanium-Black optic package adds Titanium-matte 21" Audi Sport® wheels and aggressive exterior touches­.

Trims & Specs

Premium

2018 Audi Q7 Premium
  • Starting at $49,900 MSRP
  • Standard 2.0 liter TFSI® turbocharged engine with 252 horsepower and 273 lb ft of torque
  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Panoramic sunroof with sunshade, power tilt and slide features
  • Audi advanced key (keyless start) w/ hands free tailgate open/close
  • Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city

Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q7 Premium Plus
  • Starting at $53,900 MSRP
  • 3D Bose Surround Sound System
  • MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system
  • Power split folding 50/50 third-row seatbacks with electric fold and return function
  • Audi smartphone interface including Apple® CarPlay and Google™ Android Auto
  • Audi side assist with Audi pre sense® rear (includes rear cross traffic assist and vehicle exit assist)

Prestige

2018 Audi Q7 Prestige
  • Starting at $65,400 MSRP
  • Standard 3.0 liter TFSI® supercharged engine with 333 horsepower and 325 lb ft of torque
  • BOSE® 3D Sound System with 19 speakers, BOSE® Advanced Sound Staging Technology, 15-channel amplifier and 558 watts
  • 20" 10-spoke-star design gray/polished-finish wheels with run-flat tires
  • Audi virtual cockpit with Head-up display
  • Top view camera system